Food as Art?  Or Art as Food?  It was hard to tell the difference during one of our recent shoots!

Last month we had the opportunity to work on a photo shoot with The Catered Affair for their 2013 marketing campaign.  We had way too much fun creating so many beautiful pieces of eye candy.    Their talented team of chefs and food stylists created food that almost looked too pretty to eat. (of course we didn’t let that stop us!)

Here are some of the final images, deliciously inspired and skillfully brought to life as seen through Michael’s eyes.

Sophisticated French apple tart.

Passionfruit-pomegranate punch pops against the beautiful wood grain on our in-house surface.


Now take a look at what went on behind the camera to get those artfully inspired food shots.

Chef Shane diligently puts the finishing touch on the lobster tail before it gets whisked away to the set.

Pastry chef, Krista, skillfully preps the mango-blueberry tarts for the shot.

Miniature pear, beet, goat cheese, and candied pecan salads being prepped in the kitchen.  Look at all that great natural light.

From kitchen to set… the client was thrilled with the final shots.

Beverage director, Markos, pours some bubbly as Michael captures the perfect moment on camera.

Nothing like a champagne toast to celebrate another successful day of shooting!


We had a great turnout for the studio’s 20th Anniversary celebration.  Thanks to all of you who came out to toast to twenty years!  For those who couldn’t make it, check out the video and photos below for a glimpse into some of the night’s fun.  Some of our clients many not even recognize the space, but the party actually took place in our very own studio – transformed over just 24 hours into a Miami lounge scene right here in Southie.  A fun time was had by all.

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Here are some of our favorite photos from the night:

Lounge areas were designed by Style Studio, and beautiful orchids, topiaries, and succulents provided by Stapleton Floral.

As a way to say thanks to his many loyal clients, Michael gave away party favors to each guest who attended the celebration.

Ice sculpture with 20th Anniversary logo created by Brookline Ice & Coal, lounge music mixed by DJ Mario (ESC Music Design), and event photography by Michael Young of StopDownFire,

We like to “roll out the red carpet” for our clients here at the studio… so we couldn’t resist doing just that for our Anniversary Party.

Above and below are some of our favorite clients who came out to celebrate with us.

A couple special ladies even flew in all the way from California to toast with Michael.

 Even Momma got the red carpet treatment!

Delectable hors d’oeuvers and flowing cocktails were provided by The Catered Affair,

From a martini bar on the patio to specialty drinks being passed inside, no one went thirsty at our party.

Everyone had plenty of cocktails and laughs throughout the night.

Smilebooth provided hours of entertainment for all.

(clockwise from left) Lauren (account exec), Michael; Millie; Caleb (studio producer); Shannyn (CFO); Jen (digital tech/assistant); and Elise (former intern) have a blast in the Smilebooth!  Thanks again to everyone who came out to celebrate this milestone with us!